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Living with blurred legacy

Living with blurred legacy
When asked whether he knew the name of the great medieval poet from the locality, who had profound love for Bangla and criticised those Bengalis who looked down upon their own language some 350 years ago, Ali Arafat, a nine-grade student of South Sandwip High School, replied in the negative. “I have not heard the name of the poet,” Arafat said, when he was told that the name of the poet is Abdul Hakim (1620-1690), who was born in Sandwip off the coast of Noakhali. This correspondent asked around 10 school students playing cricket, on Friday, at the upazila parishd play-ground, about Abdul Hakim, who besides Bangla knew Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit. Of them, only two students were able to say that Hakim was a poet. Hakim's most…

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Hasina slams Pakistan

Hasina slams Pakistan
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday came down hard on Pakistan for spreading false and fabricated…

Jail, fine for killing animals, showing cruelty to them

Jail, fine for killing animals, showing cruelty to them

The Cabinet yesterday approved in principle the draft of “The Animal Welfare Bill, 2016” incorporating provisions of jail term and fine for killing animals, behaving cruelly with them or forcing them to do hard works, reports UNB. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the…

17 receive Ekushey Padak

Seventeen eminent personalities yesterday were given the Ekushey Padak, 2017 in various categories for their outstanding contributions to their respective fields, reports UNB. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina presented the prestigious award to the recipients at a ceremony held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium…
Remembering language martyrs

Remembering language martyrs

Ekushey February is not only a day to remember the sacrifices of the martyrs of the language movement by offering wreaths at Shaheed Minars as many people do. We rather need to understand why our heroic sons had sacrificed their lives. Their supreme sacrifice for the cause of their mother tongue had…
All inclusive citizenship

All inclusive citizenship

The country is on the threshold of either an inclusive citizenship process or an exclusive citizenship albeit by intention or perhaps a product-mix as a compromise. It is an uphill task in astronomy and astrology as well. Let us start with primordial days having no concept of statehood. Background history…
BTRC issues ultimatum to Robi for  failing to meet merger conditions

BTRC issues ultimatum to Robi for failing to meet merger conditions

The telecom regulator, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (BTRC), has issued an ultimatum to mobile phone operator Robi for failing to meet some conditions of the recently approved Robi and Airtel merger. On February 12, the telecom regulator in a letter asked the operator to meet six…
N Korea, Malaysia row as Kim killing film emerges

N Korea, Malaysia row as Kim killing film emerges

AFP, KUALA LUMPUR: North Korea and Malaysia on Monday exchanged barbs over the investigation into the killing of leader Kim Jong-Un's brother, as footage emerged of the moment he was fatally attacked in Kuala Lumpur airport.Malaysia's probe has put five North Koreans in the frame for the airport…
Drishtipat to stage 
‘Nagor Alir Kichchha’ today

Drishtipat to stage ‘Nagor Alir Kichchha’ today

Theatre troupe Drishtipat Natya Sangsad will stage the 130th show of their much-acclaimed production ‘Nagor Alir Kichchha’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. ‘Nagor Alir Kichchha’, the 12th production of…
Abahani hold a strong Korean side

Abahani hold a strong Korean side

Abahani Limited (Dhaka) again displayed a poor show during the finishing hour to manage a goalless draw against Pocheon Citzen Club of South Korea and kept up slim hopes to remain in the race in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup football tournament. Held at the MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, in…
Patients suffer as interns’ strike continues

Patients suffer as interns’ strike continues

Interns at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra continued their strike for the second consecutive day on Monday, increasing the sufferings of patients, reports UNB. The doctors went on the indefinite strike to press for their four-point demand, including taking action against a patient's…
BRTA wants share of revenue

BRTA wants share of revenue

A Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) committee, formed to find ways to legalise the operation of app-based transportation network service Uber on Dhaka streets, is trying to find ways for the government to get a share of the revenue from the service. During a meeting of the committee yesterday,…
Significance of the Mother Language Day

Significance of the Mother Language Day

All ways lead to the Shaheed Minar on 21st February each year in chores singing the Amar Ekushey Song, "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey February, Ami Ki bhulite pari?" This remains a sign of indomitable Bangladeshi spirits against oppression and draconian rules. The song was written by Abdul…
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